Natural State Criterium Series

Racer Info

Racer Info:

Crit Race Technical Guide

This year we have wrapped up all the necessary information for your weekend of racing into a technical guide. Click here to download the 2017 Technical Guide.

Saturday, July 8th (Rogers):

Kids' Fun Race: Bring your kids 10 and under to the registration tent on Saturday and sign a waiver at least 15 mins (by 5:30pm) before the start of the free kids' race at 5:45pm.

Fat Tire Mountain Bike Crit: on Saturday, July 8th, at 6:20PM in Rogers.

  • $10 day-of registration that closes at 6pm.
  • Three age categories: under 18, 18-35, 35+
  • 1st place in each category gets $50, a Natural State Criterium Series T-shirt, and a Crit Series hat; 2nd place gets $25; 3rd place gets $10. Everyone gets high fives and good times.
  • Rules:  Bikes should be of the "mountain bike" genre (geometry, tires, cranks, handlebars, etc). No drop bars will be allowed; Tire width must be at least 1.5 inches; Slick tires are allowed.

Sunday, July 9th (Springdale):

Kids' Fun Race:  Bring your kids 10 and under to the registration tent on Sunday and sign waiver at least 15 mins (by 12:30pm) before the start of the free kids race at 12:45pm. 


Stay with Housing Hosts

Interested in bunking with local hosts, free of charge? We will do our best to match you up with local families that want to host racers.  These will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.  Click here to fill out our Host Housing Request form.

Looking for a Hotel?


For those looking to stay in one of the region’s most unique boutique hotels, we’ve secured a special rate at the 21c Museum Hotel ($120/night), located right at the start/finish line of the race in Bentonville. To book a room at 21c at this special rate, click here or call 1-844-577-5542 and indicate that you are participating in the Natural State Criterium Series.

For other lodging options close to the start/finish lines of each Criterium, we’ve joined with onPeak/HotelMap—the official housing partner of the Natural State Criterium Series—to make booking a simple, seamless process. Click here to see discounted rates at participating hotels in the region and book your stay. Alternately, call 1-800-865-1549 and reference the code MQJ9U.